ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROGRAMME INFORMATION - EMT

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Toxicology Programme Information

 Table 1:      100 Level                                                     First Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

PHY 111

General Physics I

2

GSS 111

Use of English

2

GSS 112

Nigerian History

2

GSS 113

Health and Physical Education (H.P.E)

2

GSS 114

Elementary French 1

1

GSS 115

Basic German

1

CHM 113

Physical Chemistry

1

CHM 114

Organic Chemistry 1

2

BIO 111

General Biology (Theory and Practical)

4

MTH 111

Mathematics 1

2

AEC 111

Basic Principles of Economics

2

EMT 111

Introduction to Environmental Management & Toxicology I

1

UGC 111

Farm Practice

1

 

Total

23

 

                         200 Level                                                 First Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

GSS 212

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

GSS 217

Philosophy and Logic

2

SSA 212

Principles of Soil Science

2

CHM 212

Physical Chemistry II

2

BCM 211

General Biochemistry I

3

CSE 201

Computer Programming and Lang. I

3

EMT 212

Methods in Environmental Analysis I

3

UGC 211

Farm Practice

1

Electives (2 Credits)

SSA 211

Climatology and Biogeography

2

EMT 211

Natural Resources Conservation and Management

2

 

Total

22

 

 

 

     Table 2:    200 Level                                                      Second Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

EMT 221

Principles of Ecology

2

EMT 222

Global Environmental Issues

2

EMT 223

Principles of Agriculture

2

EMT 224

Economics of Environmental Management

3

FFA 221

Introduction to Forest Food Resources Management

2

FST 225

Principles of Food Science and Tech.

2

GNT 221

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

2

FFA 221

Forest Food Resources

2

Electives (2 Credits)

FSS 221

Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife Management

2

EMT 225

Introduction to Rural and Urban Planning

1

 

Total

19

 

 

         Table 3:   300 Level                                                                              First Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

EMT 311

Environmental Degradation and Reclamation

2

EMT 312

Landscape Design and Planning

2

EMT 313

Remote Sensing & Mapping Tech

3

EMT 314

Environmental Pollution Studies

2

EMT 315

Soil and Plant Analysis

1

EMT 316

Environment and Sustainable Development

2

EMT 317

Environmental Field Research

2

CCS 311

Introduction to Agric Biotechnology

1

GNT 311

Business Development and Management

2

STA 316

Statistics and Data Analysis

3

Electives (2 Credits)

EMT 318

Environmental Geosciences I

2

 

Total

22

 

                                                

 Table 4:                      300 Level                                                   Second Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

EMT 321

Metals and the Environment

2

EMT 322

Hazardous Substance Management

2

EMT 323

Water Quality Assessment and Pollution Control

1

EMT 324

Applied Techniques in Environmental Toxicology

2

EMT 325

Air Quality Assessment

1

EMT 326

Environmental Aspects of Pesticides and other Toxicant Usage

2

EMT 327

Environmental Impact Assessment

3

EMT 328

Methods in Environmental Analysis II

2

EMT 329

Renewable Energy Policy

2

SSA 321

Soil Chemistry & Soil Microbiology

2

Electives (2 Credits)

EMT 341

Industrial Raw Material Resources Inventory

2

FIS 326

Oceanography

2

 

Total

21

 

 

 Table 5:     400 Level                                                   First Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

EMT 410

Environmental Monitoring System & Technique

2

EMT 411

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

2

EMT 412

Environmental Education and Awareness

2

EMT 413

Principles of Toxicology I

3

EMT 414

Resources Management

2

EMT 415

Experimental Pesticide Chemistry and Residue Analysis

1

EMT 417

Entrepreneurial Studies and Ventures in Environmental Management and Toxicology

2

EMT 418

Environmental Aspects of Farming System

2

EMT 402

Environmental Microbiology

3

Electives (2 Credits)

EMT 416

Radio Nuclear Chemistry

2

EMT 419

Environmental Remediation

2

 

Total

21

 

 

Table 6:               400 Level                                                        Second Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

EMT 421

Industrial Attachment (SIWES)

16

 

               500 Level                                First Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

EMT 501

Report Writing and Seminar

2

EMT 511

Environmental Law

2

EMT 512

Principles of Analysis of Toxicants

2

EMT 513

Structural Elucidation of Organic Pollutants

3

EMT 514

Environmental Auditing

2

EMT 515

Environmental Biotechnology

2

EMT 516

Environmental Health and Safety Management

2

EMT 517

Ecological Disaster and Control

2

Electives (2 Credits)

EMT 518

Risk and Hazard Management

2

EMT 519

Principles of Soil and Water Conservation

2

FRW 511

Forestry and Wildlife Policy, Law and Administration

2

 

Total

19

 

 

Table 7: 500 Level                           Second Semester

Course code

Course Title

Credit Units

EMT 500

Project

4

EMT 521

Waste Management

2

EMT 522

Human Settlement and Development

2

EMT 523

Miscellaneous Techniques in Environmental Analysis

2

EMT 524

Conservation of Biological Diversity

2

EMT 525

Principles of Toxicology II

2

EMT 526

Environmental and Community Health

2

EMT 527

Methods in Environmental Valuation

2

Electives (2 Credits)

EMT 528

Environmental Institutions Conventions and Protocol

2

EMT 529

Tourism and Recreation

2

 

Total

20

 

 

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The pioneer professor of the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management was the Chairman of the Postgraduate Committee that prepared the guidelines and modalities which led to the establishment of MOUAU Postgraduate School in 1996. In CNREM we offer postgraduate courses aimed at imparting specialized knowledge, skill and development of the spirit of enquiry leading to the attainment of a high level of expertise in the management of our natural resources and the environment. Our postgraduate programmes are conducted in such a way that the students go through coursework and research in an atmosphere of intellectual independence and individual creativity. We have highly experienced and motivated postgraduate academic staff who conduct lectures and provide adequate supervision for our postgraduate students. In CNREM we provide academic programmes in the three departments (FOREM, FISHARM and EMT) leading to the award of postgraduate diplomas (PGD), Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees and any other postgraduate degree that may be approved by the University Senate.

 

Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management

Degrees offered:

a) PGD

b) M.Sc.

i) Fisheries and Hydrobiology

ii) Aquaculture option

iii) Aquaculture Pollution and Environmental Management option

c) PhD

iv) Fisheries and Hydrobiology

v) Aquaculture option

vi) Aquaculture Pollution and Environmental Management option.

 

MSc Programme

First Semester Courses

Table 8: Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 800

Project

12

FSS 801

Seminar

1

UGC 801

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

UGC 802

Computer Applications in Agricultural Research

3

FSS 810

Anatomy and Physiology of Fishes

3

 

Table 9: Aquaculture Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 814

Fish Genetics and Species Selection

3

FSS 816

Seed Production and Hatchery Management

3

FSS 817

Aquaculture and its Scope

3

FSS 818

Introduction to Advanced Fish Nutrition

3

 

Table 10: Fisheries and Hydrobiology Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 811

Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

3

FSS 812

Physical and Chemical Oceanography

3

FSS 813

Population Dynamics and Stock Assessment

3

 

Table 11: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Management Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 814

Advanced Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Management 

3

FSS 802

Environmental Chemistry and Applied Toxicology

3

FSS 803

Pesticide Toxicology and Application

3

FSS 804

Environmental Pollution and Bioremediation

3

 

  Second Semester

Table 12: Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

UGC 805

Experimental Design

3

FSS 821

Fish Disease and Pathology

3

FSS 822

Fish Processing and Storage Technology

3

FSS 823

Fish Management and Administration

2

FSS 824

Socio-Economic and Extension

2

 

Table 13: Aquaculture Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 825

Recent Advancement in Aquaculture

2

FSS 826

Advanced Fish Nutrition

3

 

 

 

Table 14: Fisheries and Hydrobiology Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 827

Environmental Impact Assessment

3

FSS 829

Environmental Law and Policy

2

 

Table 15: Aquaculture Pollution and Environmental Management Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

BCM 821

Biochemical Instrumentation and Techniques

3

FSS 827

Environmental Impact Assessment

2

FSS 828

Methods in Aquatic Environment Research

3

MCB 829

Biodeterioration of Industrial Materials

3

 

 

74.  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

75.  First Semester

Table 16: Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 900

Project

18

FSS 901

Seminar

1

FSS 910

Anatomy and Physiology of Fishes

3

FSS 913

Aquatic Microbiology

3

 

 

 

Table 17: Aquaculture Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 914

Advanced Fish Nutrition and Feed Formulation

3

FSS 915

Fish Breeding Technology and Seed Propagation

3

FSS 916

Coastal Aquaculture and Environmental Hazard

3

 

Table 18: Fisheries and Hydrobiology Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 911

Fish Ecology and Limnology

3

FSS 912

Fish Gear and Craft Technology

3

 

Table 19: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Management Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 917

Pesticide Science, Toxicology and Application

3

FSS 918

Environmental Risk Assessment

3

 

76.  Second Semester

Table 20: Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 921

Environmental Impact Assessment

3

FSS 922

Fish Farming System

3

FSS 923

Aquaculture Engineering

3

 

Table 21: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Management Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FSS 924

Advanced Fish Nutrition and Feed Formulation

3

FSS 925

Principles and Practices of Waste Management and Pollution Control

3

FSS 926

Methods in Aquatic Environment Research

3

MCB 924

Waste Biotechnology

3

 

77.  Department of Forestry and Environmental Management

 

78.  Master of Science Degree in Forestry and Environmental Management

 

 

79.   Toxicology and Environmental Management Option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 22: First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FEM 800

Seminar

1

UGC 801

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

UGC 802

Computer Applications and Agricultural Research

3

FEM 802

Silviculture and Environmental Management

3

FEM 803

Agroforestry Systems for Environmental Management

3

FEM 804

Natural Resources Conservation and Environmental Management

3

FEM 811

Natural Ecosystems

2

FEM 812

Environmental/Forest Resources

2

FEM 813

Environmental Degradation and Management

2

FEM 814

Environmental Pollution

2

FEM 815

Socio-Economic Aspects of the Environment

2

 

 

Table 23: Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

UGC 805

Experimental Designs

3

FRW 821

Advanced Topics in Wildlife Ecosystems

2

FRW 822

Fire Ecology

2

FRW 823

Advanced Population Dynamics

2

FRW 824

Animal Ethnology

2

FRW 825

Wildlife Conservation and Land Use

2

 

Table 24: Second Semester: Agroforestry Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FFA 821

Forest Food Resources

3

FFA 822

Economic Analysis of Agroforestry Systems

3

UGC 805

Experimental Designs

3

 

Table 25: Wood Technology and Industries Option

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FEM 801

Seminar

1

UGC 801

Advanced Statistical Methods

3

UGC 802

Computer Applications in Agricultural Research

3

FEM 802

Silviculture and Environmental Management

3

FEM 803

Agroforestry Systems for Environmental Management

3

FEM 804

Natural Resources Conservation and Environmental Management

3

WTI 811

Wood Formation and Properties

3

WTI 812

Wood Quality Control

3

WTI 813

Advanced Mechanical and Wood Processing, Sawmilling

3

 

Table 26: Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

WTI 821

Pulp and Paper Production

3

WTI 822

Non-timber Forest Products

3

WTI 823

Wood-based Panels

3

WTI 824

Forest Engineering

3

UGC 805

Experimental Designs

3

 

80.  Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Forestry and Environmental Management

Table 27: First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FEM 901

Seminar

1

FEM 902

Environmental Degradation I: Case Studies

3

FEM 903

Advanced Forestry and Statistics I

3

FEM 904

Forests and the Environment

2

FEM 905

Environmental Degradation II: Environmental Pollution

2

FEM 906

Environmental Sociology

2

FEM 907

Conservation of Forest and Natural Resources

3

FEM 908

Advanced Silviculture

2

FEM 910

Advanced Apiculture

2

FEM 911

Advanced Landscaping

2

FEM 912

Advanced Forestry Statistics II

2

FEM 913

Advanced Wood Formation and Properties

2

FEM 914

Advanced Timber Quality Control for Forest Industries

2

FEM 915

Advanced Forest Food Resources

2

FEM 916

Advanced Forest Inventory

2

 

Table 28: Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

FEM 921

Forestry for Sustainable Agriculture

2

FEM 922

Environmental Management Techniques

2

FEM 923

Bio-Safety

2

FEM 924

Environmental Impact Assessment

2

FEM 925

Advanced Saw-milling

2

FEM 926

Advanced Wood-based Panels

2

FEM 927

Advanced Production and Properties of Pulp and Paper

2

FEM 928

Advanced Forest Engineering

2

FEM 929

Advanced Non-timber Forest Products

2

 

81.  EMT POSTGRADUATE CURRICULUM REVIEW

 

82.              POSTGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED

Post graduate programmes in offered by the Department include;

1.      Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Environmental Management and Toxicology.

2.      Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Management & Toxicology.

3.      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Environmental Management

4.      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Environmental Toxicology

 

83.  Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

To be eligible for admission to the PGD programme, candidates must be holders of a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Third Class Honours first degree in a relevant discipline from this University or other recognized Universities or holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) from recognized Institutions, with a minimum of Upper level credit or its equivalent in relevant areas. Candidates should have a minimum of five credits in WAEC, GCE O/L or NECO, including Credit in English Language and Mathematics.

To successfully complete the programme, students are required to pass a minimum 28 credits units comprising of 24 credit hours for course work and 4 credit hours for project report as stated below:                 

Courses work 22 units

Seminar 2 units

Research Project   4 units

Full time study is a minimum of 3 semesters and a maximum of 5 semesters while part time study is a minimum 4 semesters and maximum 6 semesters.

84.  Masters Degree

To be eligible for admission to the Masters Degree programme, candidates must be

  1. holders of a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours first degree in a relevant discipline from this University or other recognized institution, or
  2. possess a first degree with Third Class honours from a recognized University and at least a PGD in Environmental Management of this University or other recognized Universities with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 5 – point or 3.00 on a 4 point scale are required
  3. possess HND with at least Upper Credit and at least an Upper credit at Postgraduate diploma in Environmental Management.

To successfully complete the programme, students are required to pass a minimum of 30 credit units comprising 24 credit hours of course work plus 6 credit hours for thesis as stated below:                

Courses work 22 units

Seminar 2units

Thesis   6 units.

The MSc. Programme duration will involve part-time study for a period of 6 semesters minimum and a maximum of 8 semesters, or full-time study for a minimum of 4 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters.

83.  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, candidates must have obtained a Master’s degree which includes course work and research from this University or any other University recognized by Senate in relevant disciplines with a CGPA of at least 3.5 on a 5 point scale or 3.0 on a 4 point scale.

To successfully complete the programme, students are required to pass at least 24 credit units comprising 12credit hours of courses work plus 12 credit hours for thesis.

Options available for the PhD programme in this Department include the following:

a)      Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Toxicology option)

b)      Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Management option)

The Doctor of Philosophy programme will involve part-time study for a period of 8 semesters minimum and a maximum of 10 semesters, or full-time study for a minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters.

 

84.  Postgraduate Courses

85.  Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

EMT 700

Research

2

EMT 701

Seminar                                                

2

EMT 711

Fundamentals of Ecology

2

EMT 712

Environmental Pollution Sources & Control

2

EMT 713

Introduction to Statistical Techniques & Computer Usage

2

EMT 714

Introduction to Public Health & Environmental Law

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

EMT 700

Research Project                                                 

2

EMT 720

Environmental & Resource Economics

2

EMT 721

Principles of Toxicology

2

EMT 722

National & Global Environmental Issues

2

EMT 723

Environmental Impact Assessment

2

EMT 726

Environmental aspects of Mining

2

EMT 727

Ecological Effects of Chemicals on the Environment

2

 

Electives (Choose nine-9 only)

Course Code                

Course Title

Unit

EMT 702

Development & Environment

2

EMT 710

Occupational Health & Safety

2             

EMT 715

Environmental Monitoring

2

EMT 716

Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Management

2

EMT 717

Farming Systems and the Environment

2

EMT 718

Human Settlement & development

2

EMT 719

Resource Management & Conservation

2

EMT 724

Municipal & Industrial Waste Management and Control

2

EMT 725

Soil survey and Land Use Planning

2

EMT 728

Control & Management of Ecological Disaster

2

EMT 729

Health, Housing & Urban Development

2

 

86.  Master of Science Degree

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

EMT 800

Research Project

  3

EMT 801

Seminar

  2

EMT 805

Research Methodology

  2

EMT 811

Principles and Concept of Environmental Impact Assessment

  2

EMT 812

Environmental Pollution & Control

 

EMT 813

Remote Sensing & GIS for Environmental Management & Control

  2

EMT 814

Advanced Biometric (statistical application in environmental mgt)

  2

EMT 816

Environmental Law and Policy

2

EMT 817

Hazardous Waste Management

2

         

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

EMT 800

Project Thesis

   3

EMT 821

National & Global Environmental Issues

   2

EMT 822

Ecological Principles & Sustainable Development

   2

EMT 823

Practical / Fieldwork

   2

EMT 824

Biotechnology, Environment and Safeguards

   2

EMT 825              

Environmental Toxicology Assessment & Remediation

   2

EMT 826

EMT 840

   Environment & Resource Economics

   Ecological effects of chemicals in the environment

2

2

EMT 841

EMT 849

   Environmental Aspects of Mining

   Global Environmental Issues

2

2

         

 

Electives (Choose Five -5 only)

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

EMT 802

Compliance monitoring & Enforcement

2

EMT 803

Principles of Environmental Auditing & post project commissioning

2

EMT 804

Human Health & Ecology

2

EMT 806

Conservation & Biodiversity

2

EMT 807

Environmental Management Systems & Auditing

2

EMT 808

Use of Computer in Environmental Research

2

EMT 810              

Environmental Analysis

2

EMT 815

Human Settlement & Development

2

EMT 818

Resource Management & Conservation

2

EMT 819

Farming Systems & the Environment

2

EMT 820

Control & Management of Ecological Disasters

2

EMT 827

Industrial Waste Water Pollution & Control

2

EMT 828

Solid Waste Disposal & Management

2

EMT 829

Community Ecology & Ecosystem Management

2

EMT 842

Soil Conservation & Management

2

EMT 843

Sustainable Urban Development

2

 

 

87.  Doctor of Philosophy Degree

88.    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Management option

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

EMT 900

Dissertation in Environmental Management                                                

6

EMT 901

Seminar

  1

EMT 902                 

Advanced Statistics and Computer Application in EMT

2

EMT 910

Natural Resources Management and Conservation   

2

EMT 911

Advanced Environmental Management Systems                       

2

EMT 912

Environmental Impact Assessment                                

2

EMT 913

Environmental Laws and Policy (Local and International)

2

EMT 914

Advanced Waste Management and Control                

2

EMT 915

Environmental Pollution, Control and Management

2

         

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

EMT 900

Dissertation                                                                                          

6

EMT 921

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management                   

2

EMT 922

Environmental Biotechnology and Biosafety                              

2

EMT 924

Advanced Environmental Economics                                           

2

EMT 925

Environmental Health and Risk Assessment                

2

EMT 926

Environmental Monitoring, Auditing and Reporting   

2

EMT 927

Advanced Global Environmental Issues and Management (Case Studies)

2

 

89.    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Toxicology option

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

EMT 900                            

Dissertation in Environmental Toxicology                    

6

EMT 901

Seminar

 1

EMT 902                 

Advanced Statistics and Computer Application in EMT

2

EMT 912

Environmental Impact Assessment

2

EMT 913

Environmental Policy and Law                                                       

2

EMT 910

Natural Resources Management and Conservation

2

EMT 916

Advanced Ecotoxicology                                                 

2

EMT 917

Fate and Transport of Pollutants in the Environment 

2

EMT 918

Modeling and Analytical Systems in Terrestrial toxicology

2

         

 

Second Semester                                                                

Course Code

Course Title

Units

EMT 900

Dissertation                                                                          

6

EMT 920

Atmospheric Toxicity                                                        

2

EMT 921

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management   

2

EMT 922

Environmental Biotechnology and Biosafety              

2

EMT 923

Environmental and Molecular Carcinogenesis             

2

EMT 925

Environmental Health, Risk Assessment and safeguards                          

2

 

92. Postgraduate Course Description

93. PGD Synopsis

EMT 700: Research                                                                                                                                                              2 units

EMT 701: Seminar                                                                                                                                                               2 units

Literature/field search and presentations of topical and special local, national and global environmental issues.

EMT 711: Fundamentals of Ecology                                                                                                                      2 unit

Introduction to Ecological principles and concepts, the scope of ecology i.e. its relation to other sciences and its relevance to human civilization, the subdivision of ecology i.e. synaecology and autecology.

EMT 712: Environmental Pollution: Sources & Control                                                  2 Units

Pollution and their sources, Effects of pollution, Ecological disasters and their causes, Environmental effects of urbanization and industrial development, Natural climatic changes.

EMT 713: Introduction to Statistical Techniques & Computer Usage                2 Units

Data collection and presentation, Design and analysis of experiment in environmental management and control, Clearing, coding, information retrieval and computer usage appreciation, Computer concepts, Information representation, Packages MS – Word, MS – Excel.

 

EMT 714: Introduction to Public Health & Environmental Law                                    2 Units           

This concept will examine the concept of the environment, the meaning and scope of environmental law, public health and environmental laws including the various factories legislations and including the dumping of the toxic and radioactive substances, within the context of the rights of citizens to a clean environment and good health and ultimately, the right of life. It will also examine the extent of the responsibilities of the various bodies set up by Federal and state Governments for the regulations of environmental protection, via-a-vis the rights of individuals, etc. It will further examine the criminal liabilities and offences created under the various laws of relating to environmental protection, the problem of proof, locus standing and the crucial role of courts in enforcing these laws, as well as the evaluation of our domestic laws with such international framework. 

EMT 721: Principles of Toxicology                                                                                                             2 Units

History of toxicology, sources, force and effects of different toxicants in the environment, pesticides, radioactive materials, factors that influence toxicant autoradiography, toxicity testing in developing Countries.

EMT 722: National and Global Environmental issues                                                      2 Units

Climate change and Global warming, Acid Rain, Ozone layer depletion, Loss of biological diversity, Trans-boundary movement of toxic wastes, Oil and gas pollution, Desertification, Nuclear Pollution, Land degradation, Deforestation.

EMT 723: Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing                                           2 Units

Definitions and concept, Framework for environmental impact assessment (EIA) and Auditing, Environmental impact development projects, Strategic Environmental Assessment.

ELECTIVES

EMT 702: Development & Environment                                                                                                    2 Units

Concepts of environment, environment sustainability and sustainable development, Impact of human activities on the environment, Technology and environment, Achieving a harmonic relationship between development and environment.

EMT 710: Occupational Health & Safety                                                                                                   2 Units

Components of Occupational Health, Safety in workplaces, Occupational Hazards and Diseases, Occupational Hazards Control, Legislations, Occupational Medicine, Principles of Industrial ventilation.

 

EMT 715: Environmental Monitoring                                                                                                        2 Units

Introduction, principles and applications of environmental monitoring, Environmental sampling methodology, Sample preservation, processing, etc, Analytical techniques for environmental monitoring, Criteria for selection of methods, Analysis of air, water, soil, sediment, food and biological samples for inorganic and organic pollutants, Data management and presentation.

EMT 716: Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS in Environment Management                                                                                                                                                                             2 Units

 Introduction, principles, origin and development of remote sensing and GIS technologies, Sensor for remote sensing systems, Handling of satellite imageries, Application of remote sensing and GIS techniques to environmental monitoring, modeling and assessment, case studies.

EMT 717: Farming Systems and the Environment                                                                       2 Units

Different types of farming systems, soil loss and erosion hazards, impact of mechanization of the different types of farming system, cultivation techniques, cultural practices, weed and pest management, socio – economical considerations, conservation practices, Development planning in farming systems.

EMT 718: Human Settlement & Development                                                                               2 Units

Man, his needs and organizational space, The development of human settlements, Theories of regional development, process of regional development and growth, Environment impact of regional development, Rural urban continuum, Problems of rural areas, Rural and Urban land use and environmental quality, Need for afforestation, Soil conservation and landscape designs, parks and reserves, community development principles, Roles of voluntary organization, Selfhelp techniques.

EMT 719: Resource Management and Conservation                                                                   2 Units

Land use and land suitability analyses, Ecological management of semi-natural vegetation, Urban ecology and habitat creation, case studies of protection areas of the country, Type, Bio-indicator, Salinity, etc.

EMT 720: Environmental and Resource Economics                                                                     2 Units

Worldwide population and urbanization trends, Cities and emerging or re-emerging diseases, The indoor environment at home, The importance of housing to environment, Addressing housing and environmental problems in urban areas, Green industry towards sustainable practices.

EMT 724: Municipal and Industrial Waste Management & Control                  2 Units

Principles of waste management, Origin, collection, storage and treatment of solid waste from communities, Methods of sewage disposal, management of municipal sewage system, major industries and their waste, waste treatment methods, theories and application, solid waste minimization (reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery).

EMT 725: Soil Survey and Land Use Planning                                                                             2 Units

Principles and methods of soil surveys, soil resource inventories, derived from soil surveys, soil survey interpretation, use of soil resources inventories in planning land use.

EMT 726: Environmental Aspects of Mining                                                                                            2 Units

Analysis of elements of surface mine, Operation and design of surface mining systems / components (with emphasis on minimization of device environment impacts and maximization of mineral resources),Environmental pollution, definition and inter-relationships with emphasis on mining and mineral processing operations, Mine atmosphere, detection of mine gases, physiological effects, inflammation and detonation, gas layering and diffusion, dust hazards, Environment pollution-related hazards, Explosion, basing fires, phennoceniosis, Pollution monitoring and control, methods of control of gaseous and particulate pollutants, absorption, combustion, catalytic destruction, cyclone, inertia separators, electrostatic seperators, bag filters, wet trawlers, respiratory, etc. Effluent treatment methods, fllocculations, coagulation, sedimentation, etc, Treatment processes, water recovery and recycling, ventilation technology and design of ventilation systems.

EMT 727: Ecological Effects to Chemicals on the Environment                          2 Units

Types, nature and characteristics of different kinds of chemical: physical and chemical properties of chemical which are ecologically important. Toxicants, their formulation, modes of action (structural activity relationships), metabolism and movement in the environment synergism, antagonism, perturbation and relative potency, half-life systematic, Acceptable daily intake (ADI) of pesticides, contact and stomach poison, Dose-response relationship, handling, Storage and safety precautions.

EMT 728: Control and Management of Ecological Disasters                                           2 Units

Types of ecological disaster, Identification of ecological disaster-prone areas of the country,

CASE STUDIES

a)      Ecological problems in the Niger Delta area.

b)      Soil erosion areas of southern Nigeria.

c)      Desertification areas of Northern Nigeria Management of ecological disaster in Nigeria: the role of government, NGO’s and Multi-national companies.

 

EMT 729: Health, Housing and Urban Development                                                                   2 Units

Worldwide population and urbanization trends, Cities and emerging or re-emerging diseases, the indoor environment at home, the importance of housing to environment, addressing housing and environmental problems in urban areas, Green industry towards sustainable practices.

MSc. Synopsis

EMT 800 Project Thesis                                                                                  6 Units

The Thesis is an individual, independent research project carried out under the supervision of one College member. Students may propose their own topics and approach possible supervisor, or they may consider those topics suggested by Faculty members. Normally, the student develops the research outline in collaboration with his or her Faculty advisor(s) and then collects data, carries out analysis and writes the report prior to the research colloquium where the student will present his/her work. The candidate shall make a formal presentation on the subject of his/her dissertation as required by the programme organizers during the final semester of the teaching programme

EMT 801: Seminar                                                                                            2 Units

Literature review and presentation of topics, case studies current trending research and problems related to environment by each student.

EMT 811: Principles & Concept of Environmental Impact Assessment 2 Units

Assessment, development and the environment, Guidelines, procedures, methods and applications of EIA, preparation of EIA, report.

EMT 812: Environmental Pollution & Control                                                                             2 Units

Pollution, pollutants and their sources, Effects of pollution, Environment degradation, Ecological disasters and their causes, Environment effects of urbanization, natural climatic change, Environmental effects of industrial development, effects of agricultural activities, Ecological principles for economic development. Case histories.

 

EMT 813: Remote Sensing & GIS for Environmental Management & Control

2 Units

Introduction, principles, origin and development of remote sensing and GIS technologies, Sensors for remote sensing systems, Aerial photography and photogrammetry analysis, Multi spectra data system e.g. LANDSA, SPOT, ERS-1, METEOSAT and NOAA, Handling of satellite imageries, Interpretation of remote sensing data, Application of remote sensing and GIS to environment monitoring, modeling and assessment. Case Studies

EMT 814: Advance Biometric (Statistical application in EMT)                          2 Units

EMT 805: Research Methodology                                                                                                               2 Units

Key consideration in research proposal formulation, Problems identification and research project selection, Formulation of research objectives, literature review methodologies, Quality assurance and control in laboratory analysis, Analytical data management, Elements of chemometrics including modeling, Report writing.

 

EMT 816: Environmental Law & Policy                                                                                                    1 Unit

Advanced treatment of EMT 603, Comparative study of environmental laws in some advanced and developing countries, e.g. USA, Canada, EEC countries, Thailand etc, International laws and conventions.

EMT 821: National & Global Environmental Issues                                                                     1 Unit

Acid rain, ozone depletion, Deforestation, Loss of biological diversity, Trans-boundary movement of toxic waste, Desertification, Oil pollution in the Niger-Delta, Solid Waste Management, Erosion/Land degradation Hydrofluorocarbons, Radioactivity pollution.

EMT 822: Ecological Principles & Sustainable Development                                           1 Unit

Nature and objectives of ecological development, factors of importance in development planning, The relationship of conservation and development, The role of Ecology in development planning, The relationship of ecology and economic development, Economic consideration and environment problems, Application of cost benefit, opportunity costs and other economic concepts to environmental problem, Strategies for sustainable living.

EMT 823: Practical / Fieldwork                                                                                                                              1 Unit

Laboratory and fieldwork on environmental management and control (including pollutant characterization and analysis in various environmental media).

EMT 824: Biotechnology, Environment and Safeguards                                                 2 Units

Increase in the volume and complexity of wastes, Environment chemical processes, Chemistry of inorganic and organic hazardous wastes, Collection, storage, transportation treatment and disposal methods/technologies of hazardous wastes, Environmental effects of hazardous wastes disposal, hazardous wastes control, waste prevention including waste minimization, treatment and disposal, Waste recycle/Recovery/Reuse and Cleaner Production Technology.

EMT 825: Environmental Toxicology Assessment & Remediation                                  2 Units

Introduction to the impacts of chemicals upon ecological systems. Examination of the fate and effects of environmental chemicals in various hierarchies of biological organization in order to carry out precise and accurate assessments of ecological risks.

ELECTIVES

EMT 802: Compliance monitoring & Enforcement                                                                                             2 Units

A detailed study of requirements to ensure compliance and enforcement of environmental laws.

 

EMT 803: Principles of Environmental Auditing & Post Project Commissioning

2 Units

Development of environmental nexus, Principles and guidelines on environment, Guidelines on environmental audit and post commissioning assessments, procedures and format for environmental audit reports (EARS).

EMT 804: Human Health & Ecology                                                                                                                      2 Units

The meaning of health; health and environment, health and development; demographic issues associated with health and environment; food production, food diet and health; and contamination; occupational hazards associated with agricultural activities; water and production; maintaining water quality; communicable diseases associated with water; water and sanitation; energy use and health; environmental health effect of energy production and use; environmental and health effect of energy production, production and use, industrial activities and their health hazards; housing and health.

EMT 806: Conservation & Biodiversity                                                                                                     2 Units

EMT 807: Environmental Management Systems, Assessment, Auditing            2 Units

and Monitoring

Key elements of an EMS, scope of ISO 14001 series standards, Environmental Aspects and Impact identification, methods of implementing EMS in an organization, Auditing, Environmental Management Plan, Monitoring, Evaluation and Review.

EMT 808: Use of Computer in Environmental Research                                                 2 units

EMT 810: Environmental Analysis                                                                                                             2 Units

Advance treatment of the PGD course of same title.

EMT 815: Human Settlement & Development                                                                               2 Units

Advance treatment of the PGD course of same title.

EMT 817: Hazardous Waste Management                                                                                                2 Units

Types and classification of hazardous substances and wastes, Environment chemical processes, Chemistry of inorganic and organic hazardous wastes, Collection, Storage, transportation treatment and disposal methods/technologies of hazardous wastes, Environmental effects of hazardous waste disposal, Hazardous waste control, Waste prevention including waste minimization, treatment and disposal, Waste Recycle/Recovery/Reuse and Cleaner Production Technology.

EMT 818: Resource Management & Conservation                                                                       2 Units

Advance treatment of the PGD course of same title.

EMT 819: Farming Systems & the Environment                                                                          2 Units

Advance treatment of the PGD course of the same title.

EMT 820: Control & Management of Ecological Disasters                                              2 Units

Advance treatment of the PGD course of the same title.

EMT 826: Environment & Resource Economics                                                                           2 Units

Advance treatment of the PGD course of the title.

EMT 827: Industrial Waste Water Pollution & Control                                                   2 Units

Effluent treatment, sedimentation process, filtration, coagulation and flocculation, membrane separation process, flotation, absorption, non-exchange, chemical exudation and reduction, disinfection biological treatment process, Treatment of sludge, waste water management from chemical, electro-chemical metal treatment processes, Iron and steel industry, gas, coal and tar industry, pharmaceutical industry, textile industry, tanning industry, plastics, foodstuff, pulp, paper and wood, Soap and detergents, Petroleum and Petro-chemicals, alkaline industry and radioactive waste water.

EMT 828: Solid Waste Disposal & Management                                                                           2 Units

Solid waste disposal and Management in developed and developing countries, Measurement of environmental effects of solid waste disposal, solid waste treatment, Landfills, Waste reduction and minimization, Waste recycling, Bio-degradation and bioremediation, contaminated soil management, Green chemistry.

EMT 829: Community Ecology & Ecosystem Management                                             2 Units

Standard community sampling procedures, Pattern of change in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, principles of ecological succession, The use of multivariate analyses in community ecology, Niche theory and island geography, Structure, dynamics, and alteration within communities.

EMT 840: Ecological Effects of Chemicals in the Environment                          2 Units

Advanced treatment of the PGD course of same title.

EMT 841: Environmental Aspects of Mining                                                                                            2 Units

Advanced treatment of the PGD course of same title.

EMT 842: Soil Conservation & Management                                                                                            2 Units

Soil water movement, soil aeration, drainage and plant growth, Drainage systems and selection cropping systems in relation to soil moisture, Soil moisture determination, Water erosion, wind erosion, sediments and control, Evapotranspiration losses and control.

EMT 843: Sustainable Urban Development                                                                                               2 Units

Contemporary debates on nature and city, urban environmental problems, urban regeneration and sustainability, the global city and the global environment, Sustainable urban transport.

 

 

94. PhD. Synopsis

EMT 900: Dissertation                                                                                             12 Units

The Dissertation is an individual, independent research project carried out under the supervision of one or more College members. Students may propose their own topics and approach possible supervisors, or they may consider those topics suggested by Faculty members. Normally, the student develops the research outline in collaboration with his or her Faculty advisor(s) and then collects data, carries out analysis and writes the report prior to the research colloquium where the student will present his/her work. The candidate shall make a formal presentation on the subject of his/her dissertation as required by the programme organizers during the final semester of the teaching programme.

 

EMT 901: Seminar                                                                                                                                                               2 units

Literature/field search and presentations of topical and special local, national and global environmental issues.

 

EMT 902:  Advanced Statistics and Computer Application in EMT

 

 

 

EMT 910:  Natural Resources Management and Conservation

Importance of conservation, various habitat and management, types of conservation areas- Natural parks, Biospheres reserves, under water observatory, land and water conservation methods, biodiversity protection and monitoring. Socio-economic and cultural roles of conservation of natural resources. Domestication of endangered species.

EMT 911: Advanced Environmental Management Systems

Introduction to Environmental System conception, approach to environmental objects, complexity of environmental systems, systems analysis, measurements: Data capture, validation and interpretation, modeling types, system identification and parameter estimation, DYMOS Dynamic Models for SMOS Analysis, Measurement for soil systems, Atmospheric systems, and Inland water system measurements, biostatistics and data analysis on environmental systems. ISO and applications, Environmental management Tools and Instrumentation, Environmental management and community participation.

EMT 912: Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is one of the most important contemporary instruments of environmental management. Used widely around the world to identify the impacts of development projects as well as strategic plans and policies. EIA plays a key role in many regulatory systems for the environment. This course reviews the development of different approaches to EIA, basic analytical principles, administrative and legal systems for I/IA, assessments at the project and strategic levels (SIA) and ease study application in Nigeria.

EMT 913: Environmental Laws and Policy                                                                        2Units

This course focuses on the statutory interpretation of the principal Laws and subsidiary legislation dealing with pollution in Nigeria; namely the water pollution control, the Air Pollution Control, the Noise Control and the waste Disposal. Some consideration will also be given to the Dumping at Sea Laws, the Radiation Ordinance, the Merchant Shipping (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Ordinance, the Environmental Impact Assessment Act, the Ozone Layer Protection Protocols and International Conventions confronting the law. Students will study the nature of environmental offences, including the requirements for proving mensrca (intent) in order for certain offences to be successfully prosecuted. Students will also be introduced to the principles of judge made law (the Common Law) and will learn to read and interpret relevant case law in order to better understand the current sentencing policies towards environmental offenders, both locally and in other Common Law jurisdictions.

 

EMT 914: Advanced Waste Management and Control                                        2Units

Types and forms of waste, methods of solid, liquid and gaseous waste management technology, waste recycling and utilization, waste generation and disposal methods, regulation and laws governing waste management, control strategy and case studies.

EMT 915: Advanced Air, Water, Soil Pollution Control and Management 2Units

This advanced course focuses on various technical aspects related to air and noise pollution control and their management issues. The topics include micrometeorology; air dispersion modeling; advanced air pollution control (e.g. process modification, energy audit and emission trading); case studies on control of emissions from stationary and mobile source; concept of sound propagation, basic principles of noise control, noise impact assessment and technical mitigation measures for construction, industrial, road traffic, railway and aircraft noise.

EMT 916: Advanced Ecotoxicology                                                                        2 Units

Introduction to the impacts of chemicals upon ecological systems. Examination of the fate and effects of environmental chemicals in various hierarchies of biological organization in order to carry out precise and accurate assessments of ecological risk.

EMT 917: Fate and Transport of Pollutants in the Environment                        2 Units

Identification of toxicants and their sources in the environment, equilibrium partitioning of chemicals in the environment (between air, water, soil, sediment and biota) using physiochemical properties; transport and chemical transformations of chemical compounds in their water and soil media. Case studies of fate and transport of selected toxic chemicals.

EMT 918: Modeling and Analytical Systems in Terrestrial Toxicology              2 Units

Biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying the toxicity of environmental toxicants. The interaction of toxicants with sub cellular components and macromolecules with emphasis on mechanism of action in particular neurotoxicity of pesticides, chemical carcinogenesis, mutagenesis and teratogenicity.

EMT 919: Environmental Laws and Policy                                                           2 Units

This course focuses on the statutory interpretation of the principal Laws and subsidiary legislation dealing with pollution in Nigeria; namely the water pollution control, the Air Pollution Control, the Noise Control and the waste Disposal. Some consideration will also be given to the Dumping at Sea Laws, the Radiation Ordinance, the Merchant Shipping (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Ordinance, the Environmental Impact Assessment Act, the Ozone Layer Protection Protocols and International Conventions confronting the law. Students will study the nature of environmental offences, including the requirements for proving mens rca (intent) in order for certain offences to be successfully prosecuted. Students will also be introduced to the principles of judge made law (the Common Law) and will learn to read and interpret relevant case law in order to better understand the current sentencing policies towards environmental offenders, both locally and in other Common Law jurisdictions.

EMT 920: Atmospheric Toxicity                                                                             2 Units

Structure of the troposphere and stratosphere; formation of atmospheric ozone, troposphere NOx chemistry; methane oxidation cycle, phase distributions of chemicals, wet and dry deposition, chemistry of volatile organic compounds, formation of photochemical air pollution, modeling of air pollution and control strategies, stratospheric ozone depletion and global warming. Introduction to processes controlling the chemical composition of natural waters. Topics include chemical equilibra, acid-base and coordination chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, precipitation-dissolution, air-water exchange, and use of equilibrium and kinetic models for describing marine nutrient, trace metal and sediment chemistry.

EMT 921: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management                                            2 Units

Meaning and definition of biological diversity (Found Fly), theories of diversity, biodiversity statistics, ecological, economics and social values of biological resources, sources and loss, extinction of biodiversity, inputs of pollution on biodiversity, effects of climate change on biodiversity.

EMT 922: Environmental Biotechnology and Biosafety                              2 Units

Definition and historical development of biotechnology, genes and genetic engineering, tools and practice of genetic engineering. Applications of biotechnology (Bioremediation, Biofertilizers, Biogas, Bioabsorption, Bioaugmentation, Biofiltration, Biodegradation and Bioformatics), socio-economic implications of biotechnology.

EMT 923: Environmental and Molecular Carcinogenesis                                    2 Units

Molecular genetics of human cell response to environmental carcinogens. Discussion of DNA repair, mutagenesis, oncogenes and tumor suppressors. Following presentation of introductory material, emphasis will be placed on student discussion of recent literature. The origin, development, and treatment of cancer are explored with emphasis on molecular mechanisms, topics such as oncogenes, tumor suppressors, cell cycle and differentiation, AIDS, heredity and environmental factors in the development of cancer are covered.

 

EMT 924: Advanced Environmental Economics                                                               2 Units

The aim of this course is to equip students with the ability to undertake an economic analysis of the environment. It examines the environment in the context of the market mechanism and policies for improving environmental performance. There is an emphasis on market failure and strategies for internalizing the external costs of environmental damage. A good deal of attention is paid to cost-benefit analysis and methodologies for the valuation of the environment. There is also a consideration of alternative policy instruments from an economic perspective. This course further examines means of managing resources in a way that is both economically efficient.

EMT 925:  Environmental Health, Risk Assessment and Safeguards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 Units

Environmental Risk Assessments (ERAs) are tools to determine the likelihood that contaminant releases, either past, current or future, pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment. Currently, ERAs are required under various regulations in many developed countries so as to support decision-makers in risk characterization or the selection of cost–effective remedial cleanup. This course introduces the theory and practice of human and ecological risk assessments. Students completing the course will gain a sound knowledge of the concepts and principles of ERAs, management and communication as applied in practiced, understand the basic risk assessment tools (i.e. prospective, retrospective and tiered approaches) to environmental risk management, be able to select and apply the simpler tools to tackle risk issues and appreciate the interpretations of risk and its role in environmental policy and decision making.

EMT 926: Environmental Monitoring, Auditing and Reporting            2 Units

This course is dedicated to the construction of an integrated environmental management system (EMS). The course considers the design of the EMS, its implementation and issues of continuous improvement. Environmental auditing is dealt with in the context of the systems-based approach. This course examines audit methodology measurement and quality assurance. The approach is extended to the auditing of supply chains (particularly in Nigeria). Emphasis is placed on practical approaches to improving environmental performance over time. Methods and techniques of reporting on systems and auditing include both environmental reports as well as social and sustainable development reports.

EMT 927: Advanced Global Environmental Issues and Management (Case Studies)                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Units

Importance of the environment, origin and background of local and global environmental issues. Greenhouse effect, Ozone depletion, population growth and consumption. Acid rain, land use and deforestation, loss of biodiversity, desertification, water pollution, contaminated land and waste.

 

EMT 928: Risk Assessment in Toxicology                                                      2 Units

An introduction to the basic principles and methods by which health risks associated with exposures to chemical and physical agents are determined. Topics include; hazard identification, dose response and exposure assessments, as well as risk characterization and management.

EMT 929: Advanced Global Environmental Issues (Case Studies)                                 2Units

Importance of the environment, origin and background of local and global environmental issues. Greenhouse effect, Ozone depletion, population growth and consumption. Acid rain, land use and deforestation, loss of biodiversity, desertification, water pollution, contaminated land and waste.